Sunday, March 6, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? for March 7

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

This was a chaotic week! It was Spring Break and I had the kids home, along with the cat, dog and hubby. Driving kids to all kinds of activities and trying to work in between it all! Back to normal this week...:-)

Two books in my mailbox:

Bought this one at Costco. I've been waiting for it in paperback. This past autumn I had the pleasure of meeting the author, a renowned psychiatrist, when he came to Montreal to speak about his latest book:

The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge

The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition.

In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. The Brain’s Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us—in light, sound, vibration, and movement—that can awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use.

For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly inThe Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

Norman Doidge listening to my good friend and book reviewer, Maria Fragapane, as she explains to him how his book inspired her to come up with innovative techniques in her work with seniors who have survived a stroke. He was touched and pleased to hear her experiences!

Got this as a free Kindle. Couldn't resist once I read the synopsis. 

Dark Shadows (The Mercy Carver Series Book 1) by Jana Petken

"A fast-paced, action-packed historical romance set during the last days of the Old South" Kirkus Review

When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is only when she faces imminent death in the snow and ice-encrusted Virginia wilderness that she finally understands the power of destiny.

Mercy is passionate. She loves and hates in equal measure. Can love and hatred give her the strength she needs now to reach a Northern state, and free a runaway slave wanted for murders, she committed?

America and her people are strangled in an uncompromising political stalemate. Southern states have seceded from the Union, and a civil war is imminent.

Mercy Carver: her journey is just beginning.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Banished (Forbidden #2) by Kimberley Griffiths Little (LOVED it!)

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson (Review and Giveaway!) Great historical fiction...

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. The Brain's Way of Healing sounds fascinating as long as it's not too academic. Enjoy!

    1. It's quite fascinating! Doidge wrote the book in layman's terms, hence it's popularity.

  2. The Brain's Way of Healing sounds like an important book. Thanks for sharing,and enjoy your week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. The Brain's Way of Healing sounds like I must read it. I had heard of his first book as my sister was after it, but not this one. Will look forward to hearing more about it.

  4. The neuro book sounds interesting, enjoy!

  5. The brain book is new to me. Sounds intriguing

  6. The Brain's Way of Healing sounds fascinating! Enjoy.

  7. They both sound very cool! I have a great love of Southern history, so I'll have to see if my library has Dark Shadows.

  8. The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge sounds fascinating

  9. The Brain's Way of Healing would have been good for my mom when she first had her stroke.

    ENJOY your reading week.

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